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csd
2010-03-07 23:12:25
"Dublin to Maam Cross: 2h29m" from csd Expand pics
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Motorways
I have an unwritten rule that I never really want to be driving for more than 2.5 hours each way for a day's bagging. Since I've done most of the summits near my home in Dublin, it's meant I've been left with slim < 400m pickings when it comes to new summits. However, the recent completion of the M6 has meant that the Maamturks are now within the magic threshold. I can leave home in Dublin 8, join the N4, and be ready to go 2h20 later. Another section of the M9 to Waterford is due to open in the next few weeks, which will bring all of the Comeraghs and surrounding hills within reach. May should see another big chunk of the M7 opening, bringing the Shannon summits closer.
So next time you're pondering where to go, don't be afraid to cast your net a little farther afield. When it comes to working out exactly how far you'll get in 2.5 hours, the big mapping services are hopelessly out of date. However, OpenRouteService (http://data.giub.uni-bonn.de/openrouteservice/) uses the OpenStreetmap database, which is updated by volunteers. This usually means new motorway openings appear on maps days (or even hours) after opening rather than months. Give it a whirl and broaden your horizons!
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Summit Comment
Camenabologue SE Top: Take care in the col
Bunsen7 14 hours ago.
Descended to the col from camenabologue on 30 Apr 2017. It was a very wet day up there, the SE top was final objective. The col is NW of this summit.Sorry to say that on this day, with bad weather...

  
Summit Comment
Brow Head: Furthest South.
sandman 19 hours ago.
From Malin to Brow.

  
Summit Comment
Knockaughna: Typical of the Area.
sandman 19 hours ago.
This hill is typical of the underfoot conditions of other hills in the area unless they have marked trails that is rock , whitish grass and boggy in many places. The fastest way of accent is strai...

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StephenH16
StephenH16 2 days ago.
Hi there. My name is Stephen and I live in the southwest of England. My favourite hobby is hillwalking and I particularly enjoy walking in the hills and mountains of Scotland and the west of Irela...

  
Forum: General
It's Simple Simon!
jackill 2 days ago.
Seat Alhambra people carrier car type thing that he converts into a tent/bed to meet men in uniform

  
Summit Comment
Mount Corrin: Looped Walk.
sandman 19 hours ago.
Mount Corrin is part of the Mount Corrin Loop walk which starts and finishes in Durrus but if you wish for a quick up and down start at V9334238796 parking for two cars . As the photo shows the Ca...

Summit Comment
Mount Kid: Easy Access.
sandman 20 hours ago.
Access via the forest entrance located W0446541536 follow the forest road a few hundred meters until you reach a well defined firebreak follow same and as you begin to reach the summit ridge be ob...

  
Track
A Long Walk to Conigar
CaptainVertigo a week ago.
walk, Len: 27.1km, Climb: 1095m, Area: Coomataggart, Shehy/Knockboy (Ireland)

  
Summit Comment
Eagles Nest: Tough but worth it
thomas_g 2 days ago.
This was much tougher than I expected, I was sure I'd be up and down in 2 hours. Well it's been two hours 30 mins and I'm still sitting up on top. The views are really that good. It's been dry now...

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CaptainVertigo: Huge entertainment & mystery
simon3 2 days ago.
Re CaptainVertigoYes, those pizzas can be a bit filling and what with middle age spread just look at the trouble you can get into.However am I the only person puzzled by the reference to the 'Ham?...

  
Track
Cycle around Ballinastoe etc.
simon3 a week ago.
A cycling track. run, Len: 29.5km, Climb: 399m, Area: Robber's Pass Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Irelan...

  
Summit Summary
An Cró Mór: The best view in Ireland?
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 4 days ago.
Great Blasket Island can be reached by ferry from Dunquin, Ventry or Dingle. From the harbour follow the path uphill. There are tracks running either side of the first high point. There is also a ...


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